Issues

Empowering Girls

When a girl has the opportunity to be educated and healthy, not only does she benefit, society as a whole benefits. Read more about the state of girls in the world and the work The Hunger Project is doing to empower girls.

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Environment

“Mother Earth – our only home – is under pressure…Without a sustainable environmental base, we will have little hope of…

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Gender Discrimination

Despite the fact that women in developing countries provide nearly 70 percent of the agricultural labor, they continue to account…

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Health

In 2012, there were thirty-five million people living with HIV/AIDS. Worldwide, 2.3 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2012,…

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Hunger

Of the 795 million people suffering from chronic hunger, 98 percent live in the developing world. Unlike famines that receive emergency-aid, chronic hunger is a silent, invisible, day-after-day condition.

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Local Democracy

The old saying that “All politics is local” is especially true when it comes to overcoming poverty and hunger. Issues of nutrition, primary education, primary health care, water and sanitation, preserving the environment and ensuring public safety are all local issues.

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Nutrition

Clearly a global priority, one of the targets of the very first Millennium Development Goals – eradicate extreme hunger and…

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Poverty

Poverty, food prices and hunger are inextricably linked. Poverty causes hunger. Not every poor person is hungry, but almost all hungry people are poor.

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Water & Sanitation

More than just quenching thirst, clean water prevents water-borne diseases like diarrhea, cholera and dysentery, all potentially fatal conditions in the developing world.

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